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8-Bit Tubing [Mar. 3rd, 2010|12:14 pm]

Back in the early 90’s, with the release of the SNES came a ‘game’ called Mario Paint.  One of the extras included with that was a a basic music sequencer/composer thingy.  It generated chirpy cheesy 8-bit style sounds, which, lets face it, were part of the hallmark at the time. Game consoles and computers (even ones with sound cards and speakers) could barely generate more than those simple sounds.

This morning I discovered that someone recreated this tool, and released the Mario Paint Composer.  And in the spirit of those who traded midi files in the old dial-up Win3.1 days, people have composed song covers, and using camtasia to screen record and stack several smaller tracks (limit of the length of any one stretch of music in the program), have uploaded them to YouTube.  After the cut I’ll include a handpicked selection of the good ones. Please note that if you are reading the crosspost of this entry, you won’t see the embeds, you’ll just get link to YouTube.

First, an excellent example, and one that doesn’t use a ridiculously high tempo to get everything in, so you can really see what’s going on.


Next, something truly epic:


Now, something a little more contemporary:


This one’s just fun, and pretty well done.  I love that so many of these videos include the song lyrics in the overlays…


Back to something a little slower, but impressive in the amount of layered textures achieved here…


For all the Glee fans…  this one includes some incredible warp speeding.


And lastly, how could I not?


Originally published at lebor.net. You can comment here or there.


[User Picture]From: laurion
2010-03-04 01:05 pm (UTC)
Any good? The download links in the original article are dead.
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